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Paper Mache II with Michela

Afternoon Level II for 13 - 18 year olds

  • Starts Jun 24
  • 350 US dollars
  • Historic Schoolhouse

Available spaces


This camp is all about exploring the world of three-dimensional artwork through the medium of papier-mâché. Known as the "poor man's clay," papier-mâché allows students to create sculptures and bring their imagination to life. One of the key skills learned in this camp is engineering, as students are required to construct an armature that can support the weight of their sculpture. To do this, they study the skeletal structure of animals or other subjects they wish to recreate, enabling them to engineer a strong armature as a foundation for their sculpture. The materials used to form the sculpture are simple, including wire, balloons, recycling newspaper, boxes, white printing paper, a soluble solution of methyl cellulose, Elmer's glue and hot glue. After preparing the sculpture with a white primer, students are invited to paint it using water-based tempera paints. This camp offers a skill-based learning process where students have a lot of fun creating their own unique sculptures.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA, USA


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